Google Adds IMAP Access For GMail

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    Note: I would respectfully ask edesignuk not to lock this thread. I think there are people who would like to discuss the iphone-specific issues surrounding Gmail IMAP support without confusing Mac Mail cross-conversations.
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    I set up my iPhone to accept Gmail's new IMAP support, but it doesn't seem to be doing any "push" email. I can only get new emails if I go into the iPhone's mail application or set up automatic polling on the phone. I was under the impression that IMAP specifically implied "push" email, but perhaps not?

    For the record, I've set everything up as per Gmail's instruction pages.
     
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    IMAP is not Push. It just keeps messages on the server, it doesn't push them down to you though. You still have to "request" new messages.
     
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    I havent seen any specific reference claiming that gmail does push imap (it has to support IDLE). But I also feel that the iPhone does not support push imap on just any old imap account - only yahoo. (you dont seem to get the push on/off option for any imap account you set up other than yahoo's) I may be wrong, however. :)
     
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    IMAP != push.... understood. Sorry to see that, but I'm not going to go back to my Gmail>Yahoo forwarding mess in order to get that back. I guess I don't really mind checking myself and letting the phone poll every 15 minutes if it means that read/unread mail gets updated across both platforms.
     
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    it works GREAT! i now have access to all my "folders" within gmail and everything. quite happy! i've been waiting for this...
     
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    IMAP 'push' aka Yahoo on iPhone is done using IMAP_IDLE which is usually supported out of box with any IMAP implementation. However, iPhone's IMAP support doesn't work with IMAP_IDLE for any IMAP account except for Yahoo right now.

    Basically IMAP_IDLE leaves the connection to the IMAP server open and receives notification from the server when new mail arrives. I have a personal IMAP account that works this way in Outlook but not on iPhone.
     
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    I really wish Google would get on the ball and add IMAP to my account! I'm dying to get this working!
     
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    My very old gmail account from May 2004 has IMAP enabled. I have just set it up on the iPhone and it is so much better than pop. I didn't have to go through and mark every single email as read, they already arrived read (as they have obviously been read already). I can also see all of my folders and can actually delete stuff from the phone. My other gmail account from December 2004 has yet to get IMAP support.
     
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    You get what you pay for! :D

     
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    it is so much better than pop. I dont know what i love more the iphone or gmail.
     
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    I havent got IMAP on my gmail yet either, it will be on there soon.
     
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    sent email

    does the new gmail IMAP prevent every email you send from your iphone from arriving back in your inbox as an unread email?
     
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    Apparently not. :( It posts it to your inbox, but at least it's listed as "read" not "unread."
     
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    i think it does .... the sent mail goes to "sent" and "all mail" but not the inbox ....
     
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    sent mail

    Well, if it puts it in the inbox as "read" then that solves 90% of the problem... it's just annoying to send an email, then forget about it, put the phone back in your pocket, only to get a "beep" several minutes later letting you know that you have mail. So, you think, "cool, I got a reply," or "huh, I wonder what new email I have?", only to be fooled once because, nope, it's just the same email you sent a few minutes ago.
     
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    Gmail IMAP support

    When can you tell if you have access to IMAP support on Gmail. Do they send you a email to let you know of the new feature or do you just have to keep going back and checking your settings panel in Gmail?

    I need this new functionality bad.
     
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    ya, it just appears in the settings ... theres a tab that read something like ... forwarding pop/imap
     
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    You might have to sign out of Gmail and then back in for it to show up. (maybe not)
     
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    :confused::confused:are you being sarcastic?? :confused::confused:
     
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    I didn't see it specifically addressed anywhere, but on the iPhone support site they say you can "copy" a conversation to multiple folders (labels). I'm not sure what I'm missing, how do you "copy" a new e-mail to different folders while keeping it in the inbox? Or just "copy" it to one folder for that matter? All I see is "Move" it to a folder. :confused:
     
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    No, am I missing something here? I dislike the Yahoo POP and am hoping to get my GMail account on POP.

    Why would I be sarcastic?
     
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    Unless you're actually referring to IMAP (which Yahoo has), then just go through the big Gmail button on your iPhone email setup and you'll get POP access.
     
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    Cause pop is so old, everything has pop ... gmail has always had this ...

    although I'm not sure why you want to use pop when IMAP is now available...
     

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